Upcoming City of Pgh. Zoning Board hearings
Pittsburgh’s Zoning Board of Adjustment has scheduled the following public hearings of interest to South Pittsburgh residents in the first floor hearing room of the John P. Robin Civic Building, 200 Ross Street, Downtown.
Zone case 93/17 on Thursday, March 9 at 9:50 a.m. is the appeal of Kalamare LLC, owner, and Sandeepa Kaleida (prospective owner), applicant, for 2026 E. Carson Street in the 17th Ward (Zoning District LNC).
Applicant requests renovation of the third story for office (limited)(approximately 5,700 sq. ft.) and new penthouse addition and rooftop deck.
Variance: 914.02: Five on-site parking spaces required.
Special Exception: 914.07.G.2(a) off-site parking is a Special Exception.
Zone case 36/17 on Thursday, March 9 at 10:00 a.m. is the appeal of Air Conditioning Rental & Leasing Inc ., owner and applicant, for 1004 Freyburg Street in the 17th Ward (Zoning District NDI).
Applicant requests parking area for parking a boat.
Variance: 926-12.164: Parking area means an open space used for the parking of automobiles.
Notes: Certificate of Occupancy 37968, dated 1/26/1981, permitted occupancy “Support facility for machine shop to contain lunchroom and engineering office and storage space.”
Zone case 113/17 on Thursday, March 16 at 9:50 a.m. is the appeal of Kevin W. Levy, owner and applicant, for 2725, 2729 Stromberg Street in the 16th Ward (Zoning District R1D-H).
Applicant requests use of 10 parking spaces on lot 13-D-132 as accessory to existing repair shop (as one lot), vehicle/equipment repair (general).
Special Exceptions: 921.02.A.1, 921.02.A.4: Special Exception to change from a legal non-conforming use of vehicle/equipment repair (limited) to vehicle/equipment repair (general), expansion of a non-conforming use.
Variances: 912..04.A, 903.03.D.2: Minimum 15’ front setback required and 5’ requested.
Notes: Certificate of Occupancy 31128, dated 11/4/1976, permitted occupancy “2-story used for Auto Repair Shop (no body & fender work.”
Zone case 123/17 on Thursday, March 23 at 8:50 a.m. is the appeal of Bell Telephone Company of Pennsylvania, owner, and Steven Affeltranger, LLI Engineering, applicant, for 2256 Brownsville Road in the 29th Ward (Zoning District LNC).
Applicant requests costruction of rear addition to house new generator.
Variances: 916.06: Maximum noise level between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. is 45 DBA and 55 DBA at all other times, 75 DBA requested; 916.02.A.6: Minimum 30’ rear setback required and 20’ requested.
Special Exception: 916.09: Special Exeption for Waiver of Residential Compatibility Standard.
Zone case 131/17 on Thursday, March 23 at 9:30 a.m. is the appeal of Glen W. Moss, owner, and ETON, LLC, applicant, for 2309-2313 Sidney Street, 2308-2312 Fox Way in the 16th Ward (Zoning District R1A-VH).
Applicant requests lot subdivision, construct six new three-story single-family attached dwellings with integral parking, rear decks and rooftop decks.
Variance: 903.03.E.2: Minimum 5’ front setback required and 0’ requested; Minimum 5’ interior side setback reqired and 0’ requested (primary structures, accessories).
Zone case 119/17 on Thursday, March 23 at 9:40 a.m. is the appeal of Gold Rush Properties LLC, owner, and PVE, LLC, applicant, for Conden Street (13-G-154) in the 16th Ward (Zoning District R1D-H).
Applicant requests subdivide parcel and construct four townhomes.
Variances: 911.02: Use of attached single-family dwellings is not permitted in the R1D zoning district; 903.03.D.2: Minimum 1,800 sq. ft. lot size permitted and 1,759 sq. ft, 1,785 sq. ft. and 1,734 sq.ft. proposed; Minimum 15’ front setback required and 5’ and 3’ requested; Minimum 15’ rear setback required and 14.23’ requested (on Wellington facing houses); Minimum 5’ side setback required and 3’ and 0’ requested (primary and accessory structures).
Zone case 105/17 on Thursday, March 23 at 10:00 a.m. is the appeal of Stonehendge Partners, owners and applicants, for 131 Shiloh Street in the 19th Ward (Zoning District LNC).
Applicant requests use of structure as restaurant (general).
Variance: 914.02.A: Two on-site parking spaces required and 0’ requested.
Special Exceptions: 911.04.A.57: Use of restaurant (general) is a Special Exception in LNC zoning district; 916.09: Special Exception for Waiver of Residential Compatibility Standard; 916.04: Dumpsters shall be located a minimum of 30’ from a R zoned property, 20’ requested; 916.06.06: Noise level can be 55 DBA betweem 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. and 45 DBA at all other times, 65 DBA requested from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Zone case 94/17 on Thursday, March 23 at 10:10 a.m. is the appeal of Benjamin P. and Danitza Z. Nicklow, owners and applicants, for 3224 Harcum Way in the 16th Ward (Zoning District R2-L).
Applicant requests two-story addition to existing structure, second level front porch.
Variances: 903.03.B.2: Minimum 30’ front setback required and 0’ requested (porch); Minimum 30’ rear setback required and 10’ requested; Minimum 5’ interior side setback required and 2’ requested.
Zone case 122/17 on Thursday, March 23 at 10:20 a.m. is the appeal of Steel Mill Properties LLC, owners and applicants, for 133 S. 20th Street in the 17th Ward (Zoning District R1A-VH).
Applicant requests two business ID signs for the real estate office.
Variance: 919.01.F: Nonconforming sign review by the Zoning Board of Adjustment.
Past Cases and Decisions: ZBA 197 of 2013, applicant’s request as a real estate office on the first floor and as a residential unit on the second floor was approved. ZBA 274 of 2016, applicant’s request for two business ID signs for the real estate office was denied.
Notes: Certificate of Occupancy 13-b-03837, dated 1/25/2016, permitted occupancy “Use of existing 2½-story structure as a real estate office on the first floor and as a residential unit on the second floor.
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